Just like there are rules to create fairness in games, there are rules to create standards of behavior that make people comfortable in new situations. Those rules to be social savvy are called manners. Manners create an expectation for behavior. When we know what to expect, our amygdala, the watchdog of our brain, can stay calm and realize we are safe. When people behave in ways that are unexpected in situations, it creates a feeling of discomfort for us or others. This month, we will talk about the role of manners, seeing others’ perspectives, and making everyone feel comfortable and valued.